Chicago Opera Theater Presents "Teseo"

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Apr 22 2012 00:00
May 3 2012 00:00

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the second production of their 2012 Season, and General Director Brian Dickie’s last season with the company, with Handel’s Teseo. Performances are April 21, 27, 29 and May 2 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.

Conductor: Christian Curnyn
Director & Costume Designer: James Darrah
Set Designer: François-Pierre Couture

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Premiered at the Queen’s Theatre in London, this was the 28-year-old Handel at his most enthralling. All roles are sung by sopranos, mezzo-sopranos or counter-tenors. Teseo has been staged only once in the U.S. in 1985.

Early music expert Christian Curnyn returns for the final chapter of COT’s Medea trilogy. In 2010, Curnyn conducted the COT production of Giasone, which Chicago critics called “musically luscious” and “spellbinding”.

We find the wicked Medea tormented by jealousy, and resorting to her infamous magic spells to attempt the ultimate vengeance while riding a chariot drawn by dragons.
Tickets may be purchased at Chicago Opera Theater: or 312.704.8414. Tickets may also be purchased at the Harris Theater: or 312.334.7777.

Individual Tickets: $45-$125
Students: Half-off Prices
Group Discounts Available

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